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Center Detent on Vol Pot not Detenting

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by architectonic, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. architectonic


    Mar 26, 2006
    Denver, CO
    i have a new (2005) Ibanez SR900, that has Bartolini electronics--bridge and neck pups each with their own volume control, and a bass- mid- and treble-boost/cut. All of the controls have a center detent. Yesterday I was practicing and noticed that the volume control for the neck pup was turning smoothly from 1 to 11, if you know what I mean. No click in the middle.

    Is it common for the detent to wear out?

    Is it worth trying to replace it?

    Is it a sign of worse things to come for the pot?

    I don't think I have abused it through overtwiddling. I bought the bass less than a year ago, so I am surprised this happened.

    Thanks for the feedback.
  2. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Why would a volume knob have a center detent? That doesn't make sense to me. You sure you don't have a master volume control, and a blend control?
  3. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Those do have a master volume/blend setup.
  4. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    I never heard of a volume control with a center detent.
  5. architectonic


    Mar 26, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Yes, you are absolutely right. How did I forget that? (looks at shoes with reddened face) So, I guess the only upside to my feeling really foolish right now is knowing that nothing's broken!

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